Category Archives: Sourcing Locations

Shamelessly Shamus: Why Europe is positioned to leapfrog the United States

Shamus Rae is Partner at KPMG and Heads Operational Transformation in Europe

Did you hear the one about the Mamil (middle aged man in lycra), who got off his bike, donned a suit and tie and joined a Big 4 consulting firm to wax lyrical about sourcing strategy?

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Why offshoring is hotter than ever

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Close to a third of enterprises are increasing the offshore component with their service providers, and a fifth with their own shared services

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Innovation starts at the… cube farm

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A recent discussion with Accenture sparked the thinking at HfS with regards to how the introduction of new ideas and investments to the delivery center floor plays another important role in this transformation journey towards “progressive outsourcing”

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2014 shared services and outsourcing outlook Part II: Why GBS will not be bullsh*t

Ready for your next provider meeting?

While several folks make valid arguments why GBS may be a pipe-dream for their own organization (or some of their clients’ organizations), we believe they are missing the big picture

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2014 shared services and outsourcing outlook Part I: It’s time for enterprises to stop being really good at irrelevant stuff

Are you feeling relephant?

In 2014, ambitious operations leaders must begin achieve a certain degree of maturity across their operations before they can really address achieving their desired outcomes

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You mean outsourcing’s not all about making big corporate profits? Meet Leila Janah…

Leila Janah is Founder and CEO of non-profit social sourcing organization, Samasource (click for bio)

One person we are very excited to address the Blueprint Sessions next week is Leila Janah, the dynamic Founder and CEO of non-profit social sourcing firm Samasource.

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Time to inoculate your firm against early-onset Zombieism… by coming to the Blueprint Sessions 3.0 this December

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When  Zombieism takes its grip on enterprise operations, many fail to realize… until it’s too late.  In fact, many of you reading this may already be exhibiting signs of early-onset Zombieism and immediate inoculation is imperative… But never fear folks, as the forthcoming BluePrint Sessions 3.0 in New York this December are specifically designed to [...]

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Time to help those poor Americans understand those British niceties…

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It’s nearly 10 years since I ventured back to these shores, and to celebrate, I decided it was time to reveal to the many unsuspecting Americans what we British really mean when you think we’re being nice and polite…

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Teleperformance, IBM/Concentrix and Convergys make the Winner’s Circle for transforming the customer experience

Report Author, Adam Luciano, Principal Analyst, HfS Research (Click for bio)

We are proud to reveal our first Blueprint report that has gone deep into the innovation and execution capabilities of today’s leading service providers in the customer experience management industry

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Dr Charlie airs the BPO potential of East Africa, Part 2

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The exploits of “Dr Charlie”, alias the Last King of Sourcing, Charlie Aird, who completes his diaries from his recent sabbatical to East Africa

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Has Infy got its mojo back? Let’s ask Shibu…

S D Sibalal, Co-Founder and CEO of Infosys

We got a few minutes with Shibu, CEO of Infosys, to find out what’s going on under the Infosys hood these days

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Join HfS for some serious onshore Momentum this September

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Momentum 2013 is the inaugural industry event dedicated to one of the most politically-charged and compelling issues in the services business today – domestic sourcing of IT and BPO services in America. And, as you might suspect, HfS will be there stirring things up!

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Dr Charlie airs the BPO potential of East Africa, Part 1

Charlie Aird contemplates process transformation outside of Mukono, Uganda

How about exploring an entirely new continent for talent availability that can pull an entirely new lever of efficiency and potential value for your business: East Africa

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Vicki Phelan, pharma fanatic

Vicki Phelan has run 6 marathons... in between pharma projects at KPMG

Next time your mom gives you a hard time, ask her if she does triathlons and brokers mega-outsourcing deals for big pharma giants.  Oh, and that’s while putting two girls through college, one of whom is a Varsity pole-vaulter. And apparently she has dinner on the table every night too… OK, I made up that [...]

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Countdown to commodization: Why the Indians need to get on the acquisition trail

Celebrating Cognizant's latest acquisition

The Indian services business is hurtling toward commodotization, and there needs to be a much more radical play from their ambitious leaders to alter the game.

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Ensure you get a decent car service when you next visit Europe

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Why American firms are more progressive with outsourcing than the Europeans and Asians

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Why is it always the Americans at the head of the queue when it comes to increasing quarterly profit margins? But, even more intriguingly, why are they also leading the way when it comes to attempting to improve their capabilities when they outsource? Our recent State of Outsourcing Study 2013, conducted with the support of KPMG, clearly shows the differing mission-critical business motivations across the main three global regions, when it comes to outsourcing

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Matthew Eatough approximates his US strategy

The Windy City braces for a new storm coming from across the Atlantic...

Eighteen years ago, one man had a vision to take on, improve and ultimately manage the procurement function for British companies. And what better to call his firm, than the “buyingTeam”?  I mean, what else are you supposed to do when you’re in the procurement services business?  However, when the affable Matthew Eatough decided to expand [...]

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What would convince you to “outsource” to the United States of America?

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We are inviting you to share your views and experiences, in the strictest confidence, on the pros and cons of outsourcing IT and business processes TO the United States of America, compared with other global regions.

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Published today – a blueprint for the industry known as “outsourcing”

Finally....a Blueprint for this outsourcing business (click to access)

Ever wondered what would happen if you locked 41 outsourcing buyer executives in a room for a couple of days, then brought in six of the leading providers to have an afternoon’s discussion? Well, now you can read for yourself, as today we unveil our first Blueprint report for this curious industry known as “outsourcing”.

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